Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith

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University of Delaware Press, 2005 - 335 pàgines
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Dominic Baker-Smith has been a leading international authority on humanism for more than four decades, specializing in the works of Erasmus and Thomas More. The present collection of essays by colleagues throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States examines humanism in both its historic sixteenth-century meanings and applications and the humanist tradition in our own time, drawing on his work and that of scholars who have followed him. Contributors include Andrew Weiner, Elizabeth McCutcheon, and Germaine Warkentin. Arthur F. Kinney is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ton Hoenselaars is Associate Professor of English at the University of Utrecht.

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Utopias First Readers
23
Humanism Cultural Criticism and the Possibility of a Past
54
Humanism or Humanisms?
75
Teachers of Careful Reading
90
Christian Humanism in John Hollands Court of Venus
108
A Paradoxical Encomium by Hendrik Laurensz Spiegel 15491612
126
Manuscripts and Their Omissions and the Provenance of the Earliest Translation by Constantijn Huygens 1633
135
Sidneys Critique of Humanism in the New Arcadia
154
Bacons Spenser
209
The Second Earl of Leicester 15951677 and His Commonplace Books 163060
229
Making World War with Literature
254
E W M M Robson Review
269
The Harmonies of Thomas Whythorne and Rose Tremain
290
Dominic BakerSmith A Bibliography
311
Contributors
318
Index
323

Shakespeare Henri IV and the Tyranny of Royal Style
179

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Pàgina 203 - Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood ; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose...
Pàgina 194 - My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery. But I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.
Pàgina 203 - And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full Of direst cruelty ! make thick my blood, Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it ! Come to my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers. Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief!
Pàgina 26 - ... io nacqui per lui; dove io non mi vergogno parlare con loro e domandarli della ragione delle loro azioni; e quelli per loro umanità mi rispondono; e non sento per quattro ore di tempo alcuna noia; sdimentico ogni affanno, non temo la povertà, non mi sbigottisce la morte: tutto mi trasferisco in loro.
Pàgina 62 - It is safer to strive for a good and pious will than for a capable and clear intellect. The object of the will, as it pleases the wise, is to be good; that of the intellect is truth. It is better to will the good than to know the truth.
Pàgina 26 - Ho un libro sotto, o Dante o Petrarca, o uno di questi poeti minori, come Tibullo, Ovidio e simili: leggo quelle loro amorose passioni e quelli loro amori; ricordomi de' mia; godomi un pezzo in questo pensiero.
Pàgina 203 - The effect, and it. Come to .my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murd'ring ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell ! That my keen knife see not the wound it makes ; Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry, Hold, hold ! Great Glamis ! worthy Cawdor ! Enter MACBETH.
Pàgina 194 - Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and goodwill of my subjects...
Pàgina 275 - Greeks, with their chieftains Agamemnon and Menelaus, and tell me if you have not a more familiar insight into anger than finding in the schoolmen his genus and difference.

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